The much-anticipated comeback of MS Dhoni with the IPL may not happen any time soon, but his childhood coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee still believes that the wicketkeeper-batsman will find a place in India’s T20 World Cup squad.
“In the current scenario, the IPL looks unlikely and we will have to wait for BCCI’s call. His (Dhoni’s) position will become tough obviously. But my sixth sense says he will get a chance in the T20 World Cup, which will be his last,” Banerjee told PTI.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper trained at the Chepauk to prepare for IPL 2020 but the franchise called off the practice camps amid coronavirus outbreak.
“I spoke to him last after he returned from Chennai and I’m in constant touch with his parents. He’s doing his fitness training and is fully fit.
“True that he has not played a tournament (since July 2019) but for someone with 538 International matches, I don’t think it would take much time to adjust.”
“He trained in Chennai for a week or so. Now he’s making use of the facilities at home. He has a gym, a badminton court, and a running corridor.”
“Let’s wait for the BCCI’s decision. There are no tournaments. ICC tournaments are off till June. So we will have to wait and see.”
Head coach Ravi Shastri had earlier said that if Dhoni performs brilliantly well for CSK in upcoming IPL season then he could make a comeback into the Indian squad.
“I’m sure BCCI (president, selectors, captain) are aware of the scenario. They will make the announcement when it’s the right time,” Banerjee added.